The Glaciers

The Glaciers

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The Glaciers is a band put together by former members of The Mendoza Line, and includes a cast of players from notable bands such as Hem and Mates of State. Pedal steel, cello and a full band round out the lead female vocals. The Glaciers are currently working on a new album.

Biography

Jackie and Ian started The Glaciers about six years ago. They were playing with a couple different groups at the time (including the Mendoza Line) and lived in a house out in Queens.

What started out as a simple experiment with a few close friends has evolved into a multi-layered and textured sound. The music is centered around Jackie’s vocals (which have been compared to Cat Power, Beth Orton and PJ Harvey) and includes the usual suspects of drums, electric guitars and keyboards.

Along with the traditional lineup you will find a collage of new instruments and musical styles. Joining us on the pedal steel guitar is Bob Hoffnar (Hem, Mojave 3, Rainer Maria, The Mendoza Line). Playing the cello is Linnea Weiss (Mates of State, Elk City, Edison Woods).

Built on the morals of melodies and the retracing of regrets, the collection of songs come together in an intimate collection of music and compatriots.

The Glaciers have performed all over the city at clubs such as Mercury Lounge and the Knitting Factory, playing with the likes of Mary Timony, Hula, Essex Green, Matt Pond PA, Tilly and the Wall, Mayday and Cordero.

The Glaciers are currently working on a new album. Some of the new songs are featured on this account; they include "When Kingdoms Fall", "Stoned Wife", and "I'm a Spy".

Lyrics

Old Buildings

Written By: Jackie Linge and Ian Stynes

old buildings have no meaning
when you live in them
you wake up one morning
to understand it's been

awhile inside this
abandoned old shack
you realize you can't go back

old burnt-out buildings
old burnt-out buildings
old burnt-out buildings
old burnt-out buildings

when they've been condemned
they take up all that room
and no one understands
how they used to be important

brick against the sky
standing there exposed to the wind
oh, they get what they deserve
in the end

old burnt-out buildings
old burnt-out buildings
old burnt-out buildings
old burnt-out buildings

When Kingdoms Fall

Written By: The Glaciers

In times, when kingdoms fall
And the kings who rule fall with them
Hasn't time taught us at all
But the lesson's not learned I guess
No, the lesson's not learned at all

And they, they'll make you so scared
Cause they, they rule the world with their fear

Dirty money and the second coming
Preachers preaching of evil ones coming
Old men telling us to hide
Tell me why I should take your advice
Tell me the answers, not the lies

And they, they'll make you so scared
Cause they, they rule the world with their fear

Can they tell us what to do?
Does it make you afraid?
Do you believe in their god?
Do you think you'll be saved?

And they, they'll make you so scared
Cause they, they rule the world with their fear

Discography

The Moonlight Never Misses an Appointment

The Indie Feed podcast features two of our songs: "World on Fire" and "Mono Highway"